One of the most picturesque islands in Greece, Hydra sits in the heart of the Argo Saronic Gulf. An island with several natural springs, it is famous for its dazzling, crystal clear beaches. Vibrant festivals and a bustling nightlife keep visitors in awe here. Hydra is dotted with fine restaurants, quaint villages and beautiful architecture. You will not find any motor transport in Hydra! People use boats and donkeys to get around the island, while many prefer to walk. It hardly takes two hours by ferry to reach Hydra from Athens. The absence of vehicles and the elegant stone mansions create a charming atmosphere, making Hydra one of the most serene destinations near Athens.
Apart from beautiful beaches such as Bisti Beach and Vlychos Beach, you must add Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, Profitis Ilias Monastery and the Historical Museum of Hydra to your tour itinerary.
- Hotel Leto Hydra
Rafalias Street, Hydra
Experience authentic Greek hospitality at this 5-star property located at the center of Hydra in a picture-perfect alley. You will find the hotel a cozy haven promising comfortable accommodation, besides being a homely retreat encapsulating all the charm and grace of the island. Relish delicious Greek food at the restaurant and relax with supervised sessions of aromatherapy, yoga, and tai-chi.
- Bratsera Traditional Hotel
Tombazi Street, Hydra
The Greek word “Bratsera” can be translated as “a place to relax” and this 3-star hotel promises you this together with all the comforts and luxuries of modern-day life. The property is a historic place and stretches around a beautiful garden with a pool that appears surreal. The architecture is inspired by the island’s vibrant lifestyle, while dining at the hotel’s restaurant leaves you spoilt for choice.
- Hydrea Exclusive Hospitality
Lymani Hydras, Hydra
This 4-star hotel promises you boutique hospitality along with luxurious accommodation in total relaxation. From their design to the atmosphere, each suite is uniquely fashioned with balconies offering striking views of the harbor and the sea beyond. The property’s vantage location provides direct access to the bustling center and to the serenity of the sea as well.
- Angelica Traditional Boutique Hotel
Andrea Miaouli 43, Hydra
Boasting of charming accommodations, this 4-star property is a historic building in the heart of Hydra. Ideal for couples, the rooms bear a romantic air and have retained their old-fashioned charm and luxury. You can relax in the flower-bedecked garden and enjoy a perfectly Greek breakfast. As the place is just 250 m from the port and beach, you can also take delight in a variety of water sports.
- Amaryllis Hotel
15 Tompazi Street, Hydra
This is a small, but cozy hotel with 10 guestrooms to offer and is very conveniently located near the port. The surrounding settings are tranquil and dotted with taverns, popular spots, and beaches. The rooms are well equipped and there is a beautiful sun terrace to enjoy your stay. The hotel is popular for showering guests with fabled Greek hospitality.
Maouli 454, Hydra
The property is an old, stately mansion ideal for hosting weddings and other events. It is located in the main street that is connected to the port. You can choose from 14 guestrooms, three of which are apartments. Some rooms face the sea while the others provide a beautiful view of a blooming garden. They are embellished with antique items and are well organized to make your stay wonderful.
- Phaedra Hotel
You will find this 4-star hotel nestled in a picturesque part of the old Hydra town. It promises intimacy in captivating surroundings. The rooms of this 19th-century property have been well renovated to offer supreme comfort even as they maintain the charm of a bygone era. You can take up a family suite or family studios that have balconies overlooking the town and mountains.
- Cotommatae Hydra
This 4-star rated boutique hotel is a traditional Hydra mansion that is within easy reach of the port, restaurants, bars and shopping areas. Even so, you will find the property in quiet surroundings as it is enclosed by tall walls that surround courtyards and gardens. There are five suites to choose from besides a number of single and double rooms that are ideal for guests seeking both simplicity and discreet luxury.
- Orloff Hotel
9 Rafalia Street, Hydra
Once a convent, this fully restored 4-star property offers guests a mix of classic elegance and modern luxury. The boutique hotel is ideal for couples on honeymoon looking for the utmost relaxation and fun. Keeping with the easy-going tradition of Hydra, the rooms and suites are gaily furnished and equipped with all the amenities you may want. The Orloff Garden is a prized possession of the hotel and guests choose it to hold events such as weddings.
- Four Seasons Hydra
This 4-star hotel sits right on the beach in Vichos and offers stunning views of the sea. The ultra-luxurious suites are inspired by the colors of the four seasons and are designed and furnished to fulfill the needs of guests wishing to experience the beauty of Hydra. You will love the restaurant overlooking the beach where fresh and tasty fish dishes are served, including good wine from the hotel’s cellar.